Flexera Releases Its Inaugural 2021 State of IT Visibility Report
Study provides insight into hybrid IT infrastructure and vulnerability trends
Itasca, IL - June 22, 2021 Flexera, the company that helps organizations maximize business value from their technology investments, today releases its Flexera 2021 State of IT Visibility Report, which combines detailed survey respondent information with data and insights from Flexera’s renowned Secunia Research and Technopedia research teams. The report spotlights trends in the information technology space and the IT asset data that supports countless business initiatives around the globe.
The inaugural report explores the thinking of more than 300 global technology decision makers and users about IT infrastructure, asset management, vulnerability posture and industry trends. It shares their current and future IT management strategies alongside tactical data regarding software obsolescence and vulnerability mitigation for strategic planning.
“Keeping technology assets secure, well-governed and cost effective is a formidable challenge that can’t be overlooked,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Flexera. “No IT leader, or anyone in their organization, wants to feel vulnerable. But IT leaders can’t keep their IT estates safe and secure without full visibility into what they have. IT leaders need comprehensive, clear and easily accessible insights into their technology to fuel data-driven decision making. This process leads to better results across the entire organization.”
Visibility into IT data – especially toward adaptability to changing technology – is foundational for organizational success. IT lifecycle and risk management in a sprawling tech landscape is both complex and dynamic, with thousands of applications and services scattered across hundreds of providers. Enterprises need complete, accurate and up-to-date visibility into every technology asset in their landscape to effectively manage it all.
- The COVID-19 pandemic forever transformed the way enterprises do business, most notably with the surge in remote work, which introduced a host of new challenges and opportunities for IT organizations
- Visibility and data sharing vary across teams within an organization
- Almost 80 percent of respondents reported moderate to over-communication regarding vulnerability and risk mitigation practices
- Less than 25 percent of respondents feel they have complete visibility into the IT assets that impact business outcomes
- Less than 50 percent reported accurate visibility into SaaS, cloud instances and licenses deployed in the cloud
- The three biggest concerns regarding IT assets are vulnerabilities, software sprawl and lifecycle management
More than 300 global technology decision makers and users from around the globe and across a broad cross-section of industries participated in the Flexera 2021 State of IT Visibility Report survey. The survey was conducted in April and May of 2021.
Flexera saves customers billions of dollars in wasted technology spend. A pioneer in hybrid ITAM and FinOps, Flexera provides award-winning, data-oriented SaaS solutions for technology value optimization (TVO), enabling IT, finance, procurement and cloud teams to gain deep insights into cost optimization, compliance and risks for each business service. Flexera One solutions are built on a set of definitive customer, supplier and industry data, powered by Technopedia, that enables organizations to visualize their Enterprise Technology Blueprint™ in hybrid environments—from on-premises to SaaS to containers to cloud. More than 50,000 customers subscribe to Flexera’s technology value optimization solutions, delivered by 1,300+ team members worldwide. Learn more at flexera.com